Assistant Professor: Art History

Biography

Nathan Rees joined the University of West Georgia's Department of Art in 2016. His research explores the intersections of race and religion in the United States. He has published and presented on topics including modernist appropriations of Indigenous America, monuments to Western settlement, and ecocritical approaches to landscape painting. His current book project situates the visual culture of Mormonism in the social contexts of the nineteenth-century Utah Territory. A secondary research area focuses on the visual and material culture of American hymnody, especially the shape-note singing traditions of the Southeast. Dr. Rees is also active in community engagement, serving as volunteer curator of the Sacred Harp Museum in Carrollton, Georgia. 

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., Art History and Curatorial Studies, Brigham Young University, 2003
  • M.A., Art History and Curatorial Studies, Brigham Young University, 2005
  • Ph.D., Art History, University of Maryland, 2010
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Spring 2020 Sections

    • ART-2202 (History of Western Art II) Section: 01
    • ART-2202 (History of Western Art II) Section: 01B
    • ART-3240 (Italian Renaissance) Section: 01W
    • ART-3260 (American Art) Section: 01W
    • ART-4298 (Senior Capstone in Art History) Section: 01
    • ART-4299 (Sr Capstone in Art History 2) Section: 01

    Fall 2019 Sections

    • ART-2201 (History of Western Art I) Section: 1AB
    • ART-2201 (History of Western Art I) Section: 01
    • ART-2202 (History of Western Art II) Section: 01
    • ART-3250 (19th Century Art) Section: 01W

    Summer 2019 Sections

    • ART-2201 (History of Western Art I) Section: E01
    • ART-3210 (Non-Western Art) Section: E01
    • ART-5201 (History of Non-Western Art) Section: E01

    Spring 2019 Sections

    • HONR-2102 (Soph Honor Colloquium: Inquiry) Section: 26H
    • ART-2201 (History of Western Art I) Section: 02
    • ART-2202 (History of Western Art II) Section: 01B
    • ART-4290 (Modernist Criticism) Section: 01
    • ART-4295 (Special Topics in Art History) Section: 0
    • ART-4298 (Senior Capstone in Art History) Section: 01
    • ART-4299 (Sr Capstone in Art History 2) Section: 01

    Fall 2018 Sections

    • ART-2201 (History of Western Art I) Section: 01
    • ART-2201 (History of Western Art I) Section: 1AB
    • ART-2202 (History of Western Art II) Section: 04
    • ART-3275 (Art Since 1945) Section: 01W

    Spring 2018 Sections

    • ART-2201 (History of Western Art I) Section: 02
    • ART-2202 (History of Western Art II) Section: 01B
    • ART-2202 (History of Western Art II) Section: 01
    • ART-3210 (Non-Western Art: African Diasp) Section: 01W
    • ART-4295 (Special Topics in Art History) Section: 01W

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • ART-2201 (History of Western Art I) Section: 01B
    • ART-2201 (History of Western Art I) Section: 01
    • ART-2201 (History of Western Art I) Section: 04
    • ART-2202 (History of Western Art II) Section: 04
    • ART-3250 (18th or 19th Century Art) Section: 1DW

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • ART-2201 (History of Western Art I) Section: 01
    • ART-2202 (History of Western Art II) Section: 01
    • ART-4290 (Modernist Criticism) Section: 01W

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • ART-2202 (History of Western Art II) Section: 01
    • ART-2202 (History of Western Art II) Section: 01B
    • ART-2202 (History of Western Art II) Section: 02
    • ART-3275 (Art Since 1945) Section: 01W
    • ART-4298 (Senior Capstone in Art History) Section: 01